Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Fudge

It is so fun to try different kinds of fudge - breaking out from the traditional "plain" chocolate is a risk worth taking! I've tried a few varieties over the years: mint chocolate, caramel chocolate, and gumdrop, but this cherry version will be one of my all time favorites, I suspect.

Dried cherries (one of the best inventions ever!) are suspended in a cherry flavored white chocolate base, and then the whole thing is covered with dark chocolate. These make a beautiful addition to any cookie tray, and would be just as appropriate for Valentine's day with the beautiful colors. (and chocolate!)

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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Fudge

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
pinch salt
1 Tbsp. cherry flavored gelatin2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
7oz jar marshmallow creme
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
10oz dark chocolate, melted

In large saucepan, melt butter with sugar, cream and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, add in cherry gelatin and let simmer for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes remove from heat. In mixing bowl, combine white chocolate chips and marshmallow cream. Pour hot mixture over this and beat with a whisk until smooth and creamy (and all chocolate is melted.) Fold in dried cherries.

Pour in a parchment paper lined 9-inch square pan. Pour melted dark chocolate over cherry fudge and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Recipe Source: Shugary Sweets

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sara,
    Your Chocolate Covered Cherry Fudge looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special Christmas week!
    Miz Helen


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